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Because of You

Dawn French



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20 October 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
After five long years of waiting for a new novel, Dawn's millions of fans will fall in love with this tantalising story of motherhood.

This is a book about mothers and daughters, love and loss, mistakes and regret.

It's a book about nature and nurture.

Ultimately, it's a book about what makes us who we are - it is a story for all of us.

Following her wonderful bestsellers A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to Yes, Because Of You is Dawn French's stunning new book, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.
By:   Dawn French
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   502g
ISBN:   9781405927345
ISBN 10:   1405927348
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   20 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

Reviews for Because of You

I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all -- Marian Keyes, Bestselling Author of * The Break * Heart-warming * Choice Magazine * Wise and poignant * Beyond the Joke * French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed * Independent * Another hilarious novel! * Bella * There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better * Express * An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end * We Love This Book * Very funny and packs an emotional clout. Brilliant! * Heat * Witty and wise, it'll have you burning the midnight oil. A cracker * Woman's Weekly * I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all Hilarious and brilliant * Woman & Home * Praise for Dawn French * - * As ever, even in the darkest of times, Dawn has found humour to inject into her novel * Best * A tantalising story of motherhood told with Dawn French's signature warmth * Sainsbury's Magazine * A thought-provoking read . . . shows the true extent of motherly love * Publishers Association * A bouncy, comedy drama. Funny, poignant and bursting with joie de vivre * Daily Mail * Heartbreaking and humorous in equal measures * Boundless * A story of love, identity and belonging * i * A novel her fans are sure to love * Woman's Weekly * Arresting page-turner * Best * A beautifully powerful story about mothers, family and sacrifice * Sun * Warm, witty and wise . . . I raced through * Daily Mail * An emotionally charged story - and a heartbreaking twist at the end * Hello! * French always writes so melodically about the truth of human nature . . . French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent * My Weekly * Beautifully observed * The Times * A fantastic page-turner * Mail on Sunday * Brilliant . . . a moving read that will stay with you long after you've finished the last page * Closer * The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish * Sunday Times * Moving . . . French's best yet * Good Housekeeping * Fans who have waited five long years for French's fourth novel won't be disappointed: Because Of You is a book with a beating heart, a story told with warmth and verve * Daily Express * Harrowing but uplifting . . . It is a book about mistakes, regret, forgiveness and unconditional love * Daily Mirror * Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on * Guardian * Incredible * Russell Brand * Gorgeous . . . wise and sad and full of love * Marian Keyes * An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human -- Jo Brand

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